Good morning! I see that people have enjoyed signing up for the GREAT giveaway I posted yesterday. Do not feel intimidated. You can leave ONE comment and still have a chance to win. Check out yesterday's giveaway HERE.
This past weekend I bought lots of apples to serve as a snack to the college students before performing in Ryan's recital. I bought Gala apples at a GREAT price but I also ended up taking 2 bags home with me too. No problems. It just meant I was going to be making several apple recipes in the next few days.
I decided to try my hand at creating a brand new raw recipe using only natural ingredients. It took only 10-15 minutes to put these desserts together. Ryan had asked for coffee so that he could stay up a little longer, but what he did not know is that I was making dessert too. He was on the phone so he was quite distracted, so wehn he got off the phone and saw this dessert, his eyes got big.
What could it be? I could tell that from his eyes. :) As he sat down to talk to me about his phone conversation he started eating his parfait. How long did it take him to eat it? Well how about 5 minutes? He also ate the rest of my parfait too! Ha ha ha. I am happy that my husband liked it because no matter how many times he tries raw desserts, there is not quite enough sweetness factor to it. I think he is getting used to it.
Even though this dessert requires a high-powered blender and a food processor, you might be able to make both steps by food processor. This dessert would also be perfect for breakfast since it had apple pectin and is perfect for the digestion. No problems going to the bathroom, that is for sure! Okay, maybe too much infomation but it is all about the FIBER folks. Make sure you get your daily dose and this is one way, for sure!
I created this post for the SOS Kitchen Challenge being held by Ricki from Diet, Desserts, and Dogs and Kim from Affairs of Living.
Apple Cobbler Parfaits
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cubes (1/4 inch)
1/2 cup dried and sweetened cranberries
Cut the apples in cubes and mix in the cranberries. Set aside.
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut in 4
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons almond milk
3 Tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth.
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup dried and unsweetened cranberries
3 dates, pitted
Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until mixture resembles wet sand.
Mix Apple mix into the Apple puree to make the apple cobbler mix. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Apple Cobbler to a parfait glass. Top with 2 Tablespoons of the almond crumble. Alternate until you end with 1 Tablespoon of the apple cobbler. Enjoy!
You think I forgot my second giveaway?? HEck no! The people at Zevia sent me a variety pack to sample. It is a natural soda sweetened with stevia and erythritol. It is very bubbly and it is not ladened with all the high fructose syrups but is a good substitute. I am not a huge soda pop kind of gal but this pop is a great substitute for those who can't get away from soda.
One lucky reader will be able to receive a 6-pack variety of Zevia to enjoy. Even though there are 7 flavors shown above, you will only receive a 6-pack of the following flavors:
- Ginger Root Beer
- Dr. Zevia (tastes like Dr. Pepper)
- Ginger Ale
- Black Cherry
- Lemon Lime Twist
Leave me a comment telling me which flavor you would like to taste. Last day to enter will be tomorrow, September 24, 2010.
I will announce the winner on Monday, Spetember 27th in the morning. Thanks!